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无锡市第一中学度高一第二学期期中考试---英语

无锡市第一中学 2008—2009 学年度高一第二学期期中考试

英语试题
一、听力(0.5×20=10) 做题时,先将答案标在试卷上。录音结束后,将试卷上的答案转涂到答题卡上。 第一节 (共 5 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最 佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题 和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1.What is the man? A.A worker. B.A driver. C.A teacher. 2.What is the man going to do this weekend? A.Meet a friend of his. B.Go to Beijing. C.Hold a birthday party. 3.What did the woman buy her husband for Christmas? A.A book. B.A watch. C.A record. 4.How does the woman feel? A.Surprised. B.Light-hearted. C.Worried. 5.What does the man tell the woman? A.She is mistaken. B.His dog likes chasing cats. C.There is another cat that looks like hers. 第二节 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题,从题中所给的 A,B,C 三个 选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前,你将有时间阅读各个 小题,每小题 5 秒钟;听完后,每小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 8 题。 6.What’s the woman going to do? A.Buy a birthday gift for David. B.Buy a pet for her husband. C.Buy some animals for the zoo. 7.How many kinds of animals are mentioned in the conversation? A.2 B.3 C.4 8.What can we learn from the conversation? A.The man likes keeping rabbits B.The man built a zoo. C.The man doesn’t like snakes. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 9~11 题。 9.How many goals did Jack’s team score? A.3 B.2 C.1

10.What do we know about the woman? A.She watched the game on TV. B.She knew about the game over the radio. C.She watched the match at the stadium. 11.When is Jack’s next match? A.On Friday this week B.On Saturday this week C.On Friday next week 听第 8 段材料,回答第 12~14 题。 12.What are the two speakers talking about? A.A flight timetable B.Hiring a taxi C.The way to the Union Street 13.Where is woman going on Saturday? A.Garden Hotel B. The airport C.The railway station 14.What time does the woman want to leave? A.At 7:00 am B.At 7:00 pm C.At 5:00 pm 听第 9 段材料,回答第 15~17 题。 15.Who is the man going to meet tomorrow? A.Dave B.Tony C.His girlfriend 16.What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? A.husband and wife B.close friends C.Boss and secretary 17.Where are the two speakers going to have dinner? A.In a restaurant B.In the woman’s house C.At the man’s home 听第 10 段材料,回答第 18~20 题。 18.What is the topic of this passage? A.China’s education B.China’s history C.China’s development 19.How many school-age children have dropped out of the school? A.Over 2 million B.Over 4 million C.Over 12 million 20.What is the biggest problem in helping the poor children? A.Lacking (缺乏)love from society B.Lacking money C.Parents’ ignorance 二、课文填空(0.5×20=10) 1. ‘Hello, Nigel,’ I said. ‘ meeting you here!’ ‘Hi, Elizabeth,’ Nigel answered. ‘I was just wondering how to spend the morning – until I saw you. You’re not busy doing anything, are you?’… ‘ Then I’ll come with you,’ he answered. ‘ There’s always toread in the waiting room!’ 2. I was being tested for a driving licence for the third time. I had been asked to drive in heavy traffic and has done so successfully. After having been to drive out of town, I began to acquire . 3. Apparently to criticism, the bull forgot all about the matador and charged at the drunk. The crowd suddenly grew quiet. The drunk, however, seemed quite sure of himself. When the bull got close to him, he stepped aside to let it pass. The crowd into and the drunk bowed. 4. Outside, the fog ____like a thick, grey cloud. There was no one in sight, Polly set off towards Park Street. As she walked along, she heard the sound of , but by the time she

reached the comer of the street,... Suddenly Polly felt a rough hand heard a man's voice in her ear saying 'Sorry.'

her face and she

5.Because of this, Modern English includes many Latin and Greek words. Pronunciation also ____ huge changes during this period. However, this is not the end of the changes in the English language.... Even today, where a person comes from will their style of speech. This is called a . 6.The city was ___ for many years until the 18th century when a farmer found some stone with ____ on it. People started to dig in the area for , which caused much . When we went to the city, we saw the city walls, palaces, temples, workshops and towers. We found the most interesting. There was an ancient water system that through the middle of the city. 三、单词拼写(0.5×10=5) 1.There's an e____ amount of information on the Internet. That's why many people likesurfing the Internet. 2.Professor Wang in the English department is making a study of the s____ and differences between America and England. 3. All the buildings were completely d__ __ in the area by the powerful earthquake. 4.That professor w_ __ so that he could not be heard by the others present. 5.The people living in that apartment have free a_ __ to that swimming pool. They don't have to pay anything for swimming in it. 6.This office closed _ __ (暂时地) due to a power failure, and soon it reopened. 7.It's not the first time for us to meet. Once I sat _ __ (对面) you during the meal. 8.The school was _ __ (原先,起初) very small, but now it has been enlarged. 9.Though the dog looked _ __ (凶猛的) , it was gentle actually. 10. The group of mountain climbers __ __ (惊慌失措) when they realized that they were lost in the mountain. 四、动词填空 (0.5×10=5) 1.The rumor(传言) that the famous singer got divorced(离婚) soon ______ (spread) from mouth to mouth. 2.-Would you please come and help me with my homework. Dad? -Sorry, but I can't help ___ (do) it for you, as I'm so busy now. 3.With all his homework ___ (finish), he felt quite relaxed. 4.The worker has to work for the boss without ___ (pay). 5.He is a man easy ___ (get) along with. 6.By the time we got to the meeting room, they ___ (come) to an end. 7.I ___ (paint) my new flat all day. So look! How dirty I am! What I need most now is a good bath. 8 . Passing the manager's office, I heard him___ (interview) a young man from Beijing University. 9.The police found that the house had been broken into and a lot of things ___ (steal). 10.In the past ten years scientists ____ (achieve) great advances in information technology. 五、句型转换 (0.5×20=10) 1.James and his classmates were told to finish the task in two days, which made them crazy. James his classmates was told to finish the task in two days, them crazy.

2.It was unfortunate that the robber hit Tom's head and took his bag away. , the robber Tom ____ ____ head and took his bag away. 3.The class made up of 50 students is on the second floor. The class ____ ____ 50 students is on the second floor. 4.It's said that one of the famous writer's novels has been translated into several languages. The writer is so famous that one of his novels is said ____ ____ ____ translated into several languages. 5.The expert not only made some comments on the project but he also gave some suggestions for further improvement. Not only ____ the expert ___ some comments on the project but he gave some .suggestions for further improvement ____ ____. 6.The serious car accident resulted from the driver's carelessness. The driver's carelessness______the serious car accident. 7.Confucius had a great influence on the development of China's culture and education. Confucius____ ____ the development of China's culture and education.

六、完成句子(0.5×20=10) 1.尽管他时不时去做兼职,他在学习上还是取得了很大进步,因为他能充分利用他的学习 时间。 doing part-time jobs now and then, he has great in his studies, for he can make of his time for study. 2.总经理生病去世后,他唯一的女儿接管了他的生意。 After the general manager fell ill and died, his only daughter ____ ____ the business ____him. 3.现在很多人用电子邮件来替代信件,这表明越来越多的人使用电脑了。 Nowadays many people ___ letters ___ emails, which shows the wide use of the computer. 4.他给公司挽回了损失,作为回报,公司给了他一间公寓。 He saved a lot for the company; the company gave him a flat . 5.总体上说,我们必须依靠政府来防止我们的环境受到污染。 a , we must depend on our government to our environment polluted. 6.他能及时实施他的计划的可能性很小。 that he can his plan in time are very small. 七、单项选择(1×20=20) 21.___ annoys me is that Kirn never returns the books she borrows on time. A.This B.It C.What D.That 22.Ten years ago the population of our village was ____ that of our neighbor's. A.as twice much as B.twice large than C.twice as much as D.twice as large as 23.It's quite_ ___that Dr Smith will be present at the meeting. A.certain B.sure C.certainly D.surely 24.___ is known to us all that the 2008 Olympic Games took place in Beijing. A.What B.It C.As D.Which

25.He is very popular among his students as he always tries to make them ____ in his lecture. A.interested B.interesting C.interest D.to interest 26.Nowadays, a large number of women, especially those from the countryside, ____ in the clothing industry. A.is working B.works C.work D.worked 27.She was the only one of the girls who ____ late for yesterday's party. A.are B.were C.is D.was 28.The result of the experiment was very good, ___ we hadn't expected A.when B.that C.what D.which 29.When ____, the museum will be open to the public next year. A.completed B.completing C.being completed D.to be completed 30.It was not until last night____ he finally made up his mind. A.before B.when C.that D.since 31.Last year, the number of people who died increased _ _ 2% ___ 5% the year before last. A.at; comparing to B.to; comparing with C.for; to compare with D.by; compared with 32.Australian English differs ___ British English ___ that some of the vocabulary has special meanings. A.from; in B.with; in C.from; except D.with; except 33.Do you know anything about the difficulty he had ____him? A.persuaded B.persuading C.to persuade D.for persuading 34.At the railway station, the mother waved goodbye to her daughter until the train was A.out of sight B.out of reach C.out of order D.out of place 35.-Are you still busy? -Yes, I___my work, and it won't take long. A, just finish B.am just finishing C.have just finished D.am just going to finish 36.After staying in hospital for long, the patient was advised to go to the seaside to___ his health. A.take up B.pick up C.carry up D.make up 37.They caught the enemy ____, who were seriously wounded but still ____. A.living; live B.live; living C.alive; alive D.alive; live 38.- It has rained for a day. What a timely rain it is! A.So it is B.So is it C.So it has D.So has it 39.I have read the material several times but it doesn't make any ____ to me. A.meaning B.importance C.sense D.significance 40.I can't go home now. A lot of work ___ to be done. A.is remained B.left C.remains D.have 八、完形填空(1×20=20) The elementary school was a ten-minute walk from my hours. Since it is not far away, I could go home for lunch and find my mother 41 for me. At that time, I did not consider this a luxury(人生难得的享受) 42 today it certainly

would be. I took it for granted that mothers were the sandwich-makers, and the

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(监督者).So I never 44 that this hardworking and intelligent woman, 45 had had a career before I was born and would return to a career, would spend every lunch hour just with me.When the noon bell rang, I 46 race breathlessly home. My mother would be standing at the top of the stairs, smiling down at me with a look that suggested I was the only 47 thing she had on her mind. For this, I am forever 48 . One lunchtime, when I was in the third grade, will 49 me always . I had been picked to be the princess in the school play, and for weeks my mother had patiently helped me practice my 50 . But no matter how 51 I recited them at home, 52 I stepped onstage, every word 53 from my head. Finally, my teacher took me aside. She 54 that she has written a narrator ’s part to the play, and asked me to 55 roles. Her words, kindly spoken, 56 hurt me, especially when I saw my part go to another girl. I didn't tell my mother what had happened when I went home that day . But she sensed my 57 , and instead of helping me practice my lines , she asked if I wanted to 58 in the yard. My mother bent down by one of the elm trees, “I think I’m going to 59 all these dandelions (蒲公英),” she said , “From now on , we’ll have only roses in this garden.” “But I like dandelions ,” I protested(抗议). “Yes. All flowers are beautiful--even dandelions.” said mother . “My dear , don’t lose 60 whatever difficulties you might meet with.” 41.A.crying B.preparing 42.A.although B.if 43.A.housework B.homework 44.A.predicted B.hated 45.A.whom B.that 46.A.would B.should 47.A.important B.unlucky 48.A.angry B.puzzled 49.A.break away from B.refer to 50.A.dances B.experiments 51.A.difficultly B.slowly 52.A.as soon as B.while 53.A.turned up B.showed off 54.A.lied B.pretended 55.A.check B.change 56.A.already B.never 57.A.excitement B.satisfaction 58.A.walk B.run 59.A.bring in B.dig up 60.A.way B.mind 九、阅读理解(2×10=20) C.looking C.unless C.house C.doubted C.who C.might C.simple C.interested C.stay with C.papers C.easily C.because C.disappeared C.expressed C.provide C.hardly C.sadness C.recite C.bring back C.breath D.waiting D.since D.home D.dislike D.which D.could D.common D.grateful D.escape from D.lines D.lowly D.in case D.came D.explained D.improve D.still D.anger D.practice D.take along D.heart

A Last week my youngest son and I visited my father at his new home in Tucson, Arizona. He moved there a few years ago,and I was eager to see his new place and meet his friends.

My earliest memories of my father are of a tall,handsome,successful man devoted to his work and family,but uncomfortable with his children. As a child I loved him;as a school girl and young adult I feared him and felt bitter about him. He seemed unhappy with me unless I got straight A’s and unhappy with my boyfriends if their fathers were not as “successful” as he was. Whenever I went out with him on weekends,I used to struggle to think up things to say,feeling on guard. On the first day of my visit,we went out with one of my father ’s friends for lunch at an outdoor cafe. We walked along that afternoon,did some shopping,ate on the street table,and laughed over my son’s funny facial expressions. Gone was my father ’s critical air and strict rules. Who was this person I knew as my father,who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around?What had held him back before? The next day my dad pulled out his childhood pictures and told me quite a few stories about his own childhood. Although our times together became easier over the years,I never felt closer to him at that moment. After so many years,I’ m at last seeing another side of my father. And in so doing,I’m delighted with my new friend. My dad,in his new home in Arizona,is back to me from where he was. 61.Why did the author feel bitter about her father as a young adult? A.He was silent most of the time. B.He was too proud of himself. C.He did not love his children. D.He expected too much of her 62.When the author went out with her father on weekends,she would feel________. A.nervous B.sorry C.tired D.safe 63.What does the author think of her father after her visit to Tucson? A.More critical. B.More talkative. C.Gentle and friendly. D.Strict and hard?working. 64.The underlined words “my new friend” in the last paragraph refer to________. A.the author ’s son B.the author ’s father C.the friend of the author ’s father D.the cafe owner B Holidays

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Our World Sea Trip of 2008 will be unlike any holiday you have ever been on before. Instead of one hotel after another, with all its packing and unpacking waiting and traveling, you just go to bed in one country and wake up in another. On board the ship, you will be well taken care of. Every meal will be first-class and every cabin like your home. During the trip, you can rest on deck(甲板), enjoy yourself in the games rooms and in the evening dance to our musical team and watch our wonderful play. You will visit all the places most people only dream about – from Acapulco and Hawaii to Tokyo and Hong Kong. For a few thousand pounds, all you've ever hoped for can be yours. 65.What can you do if you like to go on holidays with pets? A.Choose the holiday in Devon. B. Go to the Snowdonia Centre C.Join the World Sea Trip of 2008 D.Visit Acapulco and Hawaii 66.At the Snowdonia Centre, the beginners' costs of £57 do not include . A.food B.rooms C.body exercises D.walking shoes 67.What is special about the World Sea Trip of 2008? A.You can have free meals on deck every day. B.You can sleep on a ship and tour many places. C.You will have chances to watch and act in a play. D.You have to do your own packing and unpacking. C Hi, I'm your tooth. I've been asked to represent the rest of your teeth. We need your help.We like to be clean when you show us off with your big, wide smiles. Firstly, let me tell you a little about us. You weren't bom with the baby teeth, they developed when you were about six or seven months old. You went from milk to real food in no time thanks to your twenty primary teeth. Eventually, they loosened(变松) and fell out, one at a time, probably about the time your were six or seven years old. Then we came into your life. We are your permanent(永久的) teeth, all twenty-eight of us. Some people may even have thirty-two depending on those wisdom teeth in the back. Sometimes they are able to help, and sometimes they cause trouble. Many times wisdom teeth are sideways(侧着的) and have to be pulled. Some people don't even have them at all! On a more personal note, I am an incisor, and you have seven more just like me, here in the front of your mouth. We do the biting one those chocolate chip cookies you like so much. Next to us are the canines, four sharp teeth, two on either side. Their job is to tear food; pizza is a good one for them. Behind them are eight premolars and eight to twelve molars, depending on those

wisdom teeth. The molars do the majority of the work chewing the food that you eat. They do a great job on those carrots you like so much! Did you know we not only help you bite and chew but also help you talk? That's right. Try to say "tooth" without letting your tongue touch the back of your teeth. It sounds pretty fanny, doesn't it? 68.How many teeth does a four-year-old boy usually have according to the passage? A.20. B.24. C.28. D.32. 69.Why are the wisdom teeth pulled sometimes? A.Because they are useless. B.Because they are in the back. C.Because they are ugly. D.Because they grow in wrong directions. 70.The passage is probably taken from a ___. A.novel B.fairy tale C.health magazine D.news report 十、任务型阅读 (1×10=10) When we think about education and language learning, we are most likely to think of books. Although there are lots of language learning methods, many people still prefer to learn only by using books. So what are the advantages of learning a language from a book? Here are its advantages: firstly, you can take language books wherever you go conveniently and you can use them whenever you want. Secondly, they are easy to follow because the courses in them are usually planned for you in strict order starting from the most basic concepts (概念) to the more complex. Thirdly, if you are unsure of something, you can continue to work on it as quickly as you like. Lastly, books are likely to have a lot of vocabulary and a lot of topics so you will get great value out of a book with lots of materials in it. Using books to study a language has disadvantages, too. All textbooks and dictionaries usually include some kind of pronunciation guide. These are helpful when there is no other way to learn, but this can't help you practice your pronunciation. With an audio method, you can compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker. Besides, some words are spoken faster in one sentence or slower in another, so the pronunciation of a word may change according to the emotion or feeling you want to convey. Also, books can't actually help you hear the language with its unique rhythms spoken by native speakers. With an audio language learning method, you will be able to hear and understand the language better. Therefore, if you can supplemental(补充)your book with some other language tools, such as audio tapes, internet radio or resources such as music or television, you will have a much better chance of understanding the books' pronunciation guide and using it to get a good grasp of the spoken language. Title: One of Language Learning (1) Themes - Using Books To get a good grasp of the spoken language, we need to combine language learning books with an audio component *It’s(3) and easy to take books with you. You can use them at anytime. *It’s easy to(4) books because they are arranged

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with the most basic information at the start to the more complicated concepts later on. *You can take your(5) with a book and use it at our own pace. *It contains lots of (6) . Disadvantages *It can’t help you practice and compare your(7) with that of a native speaker. *It can’t help you improve your listening(8) . We should use other language learning (10) learn a language properly. to help us

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参考答案
一、听力 (0.5×20=10) 1-5 CABCA 6-10 ABCAC 11-15 CBBAB 16-20 BCAAB 二、课文填空 (0.5×20=10) 1.Fancy; plenty 2.instructed; confidence 3.sensitive; clumsily; broke; cheers 4.lay; footsteps: brush 5.underwent; affect; dialect 6.forgotten; writing; treasure; damage; remains, ran 三、单词拼写(0.5×10=5) 1.enormous 2.similarities 3.destroyed 4.whispered 5.access 6.temporarily 7.opposite 8.originally 9.fierce 10.panicked 四、动词填空(0.5×10=5) 1.spread 2.do / to do 3.finished 4.being paid 5.to get

6.had come 7.have been painting 8.interviewing 9.stolen 10.have achieved 五、句子转换(0.5×20=10) 1.together/along with; making 2.Unfortunately; hit; on the 3. consisting of 4. to have been 5.did; make; as well 6.resulted in/ led to/ contributed to 7.greatly influenced 六、完成句子(0.5×20=10) 1.Despite; made progress; full use/ the most / the best 2.took over from 3.replace with . 4 .in return 5.As whole; prevent from being 6.Chances; carry out 七、单项选择(1×20=20) 21-25 CDABA 26-30 CDDAC 31-35DABAB 36-40 BCACC 八、完型填空(1×20=20) 41-45 DABCC 46-50 AADCD 九、阅读理解 (2×10=20) 61 -64 DACB 65-67 ADB 51-55 CACDB 68-70 ADC 56-60 DCABD

十、任务型阅读(1×10=10) 1.Methods 2.Advantages 3.convenient 4.follow 5.time 6.materials 7.pronunciation 8.ability 9.Suggestion 10.tools